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The money will be used to expand operating room hours and speed up access for patients who have been waiting more than 40 weeks for surgery.
Health Minister Terry Lake made the announcement on Thursday in Vancouver. Lake also said the government will provide four additional magnetic resonance imaging machines to health centres across B.C.
"Despite significantly increasing the number of surgeries and MRIs being done each year, we are struggling to keep pace with the growing demand," Lake said.
"This extra funding will provide health authorities with additional support as they complete their plans for these procedures in the upcoming year, and while we work together to implement strategies that improve access over the longer-term."